The ferret relies on the prairie dogs for food and utilizes the prairie dog’s burrows for shelter. The destruction of habitats through the conversion of prairie land to cropland along with the poisoning of prairie dogs as pests, sylvatic plague and other diseases led to the prairie dog population decline (USFWS, 2013). The ferret populations
The reason for this is because Bald Eagles started declining and left no competition for Goldens. Also ranchers brought in pigs which gave Goldens more prey. After the Goldens took over the area, the foxes started to decline because the Golden Eagles preyed upon the foxes. The foxes then died of diseases from dogs.
Group 1: How might the ungulates introduced to Hawaii affect the habitats of native birds? Ungulates, which included cattle, goats, pigs, sheep and horses, are seen to cause devastation of native plants and forests that are the native birds’ habitats. Also, majority of the bird species living in the main island are being restricted to live only on 2 forests because of the decrease in forests; however, due to the feral cattle that eat through native forests, they are threatening the native forest birds and their habitats. Pigs and goats are also seen to cause a serious damage by feeding on native tree ferns and young trees, destroying the woods in which the birds nest. Pigs also consumed fruits of introduced plants, helping the alien species
In the zoo he found dead untreated animals left in their cages and when he took their rabbits to the vet he found that most of them had infections because they weren’t cared for (“10 facts about zoos”, 2010). Finally, wild animals that are in zoos get beaten and aren’t taken care of. As a result, the wild animals suffer and die in
Every natural resource inside of The Black Hills and The Badlands needs to be preserved. If one natural resource is not preserved it will have a negative effect on one or multiple other natural resources. Take the prairie dogs for example, the prairie dogs are food for the black footed ferret and their burrows are homes for other animals. If the prairie dog dies
The livestock was another group that was affected in the dust bowl. When the AAA demanded the farmers to plow over there land they killed 6 million young pigs were slaughtered. Many of those pigs just starved because the farmers were no longer working so they could not feed them. When the dust bowl came money farmers and ranchers livestock were killed and when they cut them open there was only dust in there lungs and guts. The cattle grazing was reduced and millions of more acres were plowed and planted.
Zoos kill animals because they are not needed, being called surplus and taking up the already cramped space called home. Some other reasons zoos kill animals are because some animals try to escape while others have outlived their usefulness by not being able to spread their genes to other animals in zoo breeding programs. Care 2, a trusted website by and for activists states that animals may end up in hunting ranches, exotic meat industries, and even research facilities, where they all eventually are killed. For example, a 2-year-old healthy giraffe was killed in a European zoo for not being able to spread his genes to another giraffe. Other people even support zoos explaining that animals have to go somewhere, due to overcrowding.
When settler colonized on Dying Earth, they destroyed a lot of things. For example, they cut down trees to make shelters, tools, etc. When they cut down trees, the animals that depend on the trees had to migrate to another part of the forest. When the animals are migrating, the colonists doesn’t have any kind food sources, therefore many of them died. They also destroyed the earth layers by digging deep down the ground to get fresh water.
With the introduction of European domesticated livestock; honeybees, pigs, horses, mules, sheep, and cattle and the domesticated plants; wheat, barley, rye, oats, grasses, and grapevines there was also the introduction of pathogens, weeds, and rats. Because of the lack of labor force and the vast lands the colonists would fence in their smaller crops to reduce the amount of work leaving their livestock to freely roam around the land. This caused feral herds and the destruction of the environment that the natives relied on for survival. These animals would eat or destroy the Native Americans crops because unlike the Europeans they did not fence in their crops, if the Native Americans killed and ate the animals that ruined their crops the Europeans would want compensation for them killing their property. “By a mix of design and accident, the newcomers triggered a cascade of processes that alienated the land, literally and figuratively, from its indigenous people.” (Taylor, American Colonies,